BAND FROM TV to Headline The NAMM Show’s Celebrity Jam Concert Saturday, Jan. 21, 2012 in Anaheim, Calif.
—Continuing its tradition of attracting the most passionate and talented music makers from all walks of life, the National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) today announced that Band From TV will make a special appearance at the NAMM Show by hosting and performing at the annual music products industry trade show’s Celebrity Jam, which will be held on Saturday, Jan. 21, 2012 from 5:45 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Anaheim Convention Center’s main lobby stage.
Open to registered attendees of the NAMM Show and their invited guests, the live performance will happen during the celebration of the110th anniversary of the NAMM Show, which historically attracts top musical talent for four days of performances, celebrity autograph sessions and instrument demos while thousands of music product manufacturers and retailers gather to display and purchase musical instruments that inevitably end up in retail stores.
“We are honored to once again be asked by the fine folks at NAMM to perform some of our favorite covers for all of the amazing people that love making music just like we do,” says Greg Grunberg. “We have been lucky enough to have played for thousands of people over the years and raised millions of dollars for our charities...BUT playing the NAMM Show is both a thrill and the most intimidating show of the year for us. Having said that, it is also the show where we get the most support and love from the audience. It’s a great event celebrating everything music can do to make the world a better place. We use music to help others, but get SO much love in return. Thanks NAMM!”
Band From TV members who will participate in the concert include drummer and founding member Greg Grunberg of NBC’s Heroes and Alias and also the creator of TalkAboutIt.org; Jesse Spencer (violin), who is currently starring on Fox’s House; James Denton (guitar) from Desperate Housewives; Bob Guiney (vocals), who appeared on The Bachelor and is now the host of HGTV’s Showhouse Showdown; Adrian Pasdar (guitar), of Heroes and the new series Ultimate Spider-Man; Scott Grimes(keyboard/vocalist) from American Dad, ER, and Robin Hood, Anthony Ruivivar from NBC's Third Watch and The Adjustment Bureau. Band From TV is all about giving. All the celebrities in the Band have a charity that they support with the majority of the money raised from gigs and the band's CD & DVD being donated back to help the charities in their endeavors. Additional guest actors and other personalities will also be invited to jam with the band.
The NAMM Show is a marquee event in music and the most watched event all year for music news, celebrity performances and new musical instrument and related product and technology showcases. Each year, more high-profile celebrities sign on to support NAMM’s musical messages by agreeing to perform, participate in general sessions and record public service announcements for the association’s national Wanna Play? public awareness campaign promoting the pleasures and benefits of making music for people of all ages. This past January, NAMM welcomed many notable artists who support recreational music making, including Kara DioGuardi, who was awarded the prestigious NAMM “Music for Life” Award, Natasha Bedingfield and others.
The invitation-only music trade show is planning to welcome more than 1,400 music exhibitors from 90 countries to the show, which runs Thursday, Jan. 19 to Sunday, Jan. 22. On Wednesday, Jan. 18, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., the media is invited to NAMM’s Media Preview Day for a first look at the Apps. & Gaming Pavilion and twenty of the NAMM Show’s most innovative and buzz-worthy music instruments and products.
For live, up-to-the-minute events during the 2012 NAMM Show, visit namm.org or follow www.twitter.com/nammshow or Like www.facebook.com/nammshow
About Band From TV
Band From TV was created to provide funding and resources for several incredibly worthwhile charities around the world. When it comes to celebrity charity involvement, there is true power in numbers. Coming together, they formed a celebrity rock band on a mission to make a difference in advancing and supporting the charities in which they are passionate. The Band From TV lineup includes a powerhouse of well-known and acclaimed actors including: Greg Grunberg, James Denton, Bob Guiney, Jesse Spencer, Adrian Pasdar, Scott Grimes, Anthony Ruivivar and accomplished musicians Chris Kelley (Music Director), Barry Sarna (Eagles), David Leach (Ben Harper), Chris Mostert (Eagles), as well as child-star turned bass player Brad Savage. For more information, visit www.bandfromtv.org.
The National Association of Music Merchants, commonly called NAMM in reference to the organization's popular NAMM trade shows, is the not-for-profit association that unifies, leads and strengthens the $17 billion global musical instruments and products industry. NAMM's activities and programs are designed to promote music making to people of all ages. NAMM is comprised of more than 9,000 Member companies. For more information about NAMM, interested parties can visit www.namm.org or call 800-767-NAMM (6266).
NAMM welcomes media coverage for the Celebrity Jam but the show is not open to the public. To request media credentials or for high-resolution artwork before and after the performance as well as interview requests, please contact:
Jeanne O’Keefe /Alex Lippin / The Lippin Group / 323-965-1990
JOKeefe@LippinGroup.com / ALippin@LippinGroup.com
Director of Public Relations & Social Media | Phone: 760.438.8007